Rotini Beef Skillet Recipe – One Pot Cooking!

Rotini Beef Skillet Recipe

What are your favorite weeknight dinners?  We love having pasta and sauce, but I HATE the bunch of dishes it creates – a pot for the sauce, a pot for the pasta and a strainer to drain the pasta.  That’s why I like this Rotini Beef Skillet Recipe.  It has everything we like all cooked in ONE POT!  It’s also quick to make – less than 30 minutes start to finish.  To round out the meal you can serve it with salad and if you like extra carbs (like I do) throw in some garlic bread too!

Rotini Beef Skillet Recipe

1 pound ground beef
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
2 cups pasta
3 cups water
1 jar pasta sauce

Place beef and onion in skillet and cook over medium-high heat until beef is browned.  Drain off excess grease, if necessary.  Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add seasoning, pasta and water to skillet and bring to a bowl.  Reduce heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.  Uncover and add sauce.  Cook until heated through and thickened.  – – When you add in the sauce, feel free to add in any other seasoning you like.  I tossed in some freeze dried basil.

Rotini Beef Skillet Recipe

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  1. shelly peterson says:

    This looks delicious and so easy to make. the family would love this for sure.

  2. This is better than hamburger helper for sure. It sounds good. We don’t buy hamburger that much but I think I will try this. Thanks for sharing! Great dish with salad and garlic bread! Yum!

  3. This looks great. Pasta is a go to meal in our house. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. I love how easy this recipe is for a fast weeknight meal! Thanks for sharing it at Pinterest Foodie!

  5. Robin Wilson says:

    We have something very similar to this all the time! It’s so easy and quick…we love it!

  6. That looks so delicious. I love a good meaty pasta.

  7. Margot C says:

    I make something very similar to this with ground turkey and (sounds bad but is good!) white beans with the rotini and the sauce.

  8. Julie Wood says:

    This is a easy delicious recipe that I need to make! I like the Rotini pasta and will be making this dish. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi! I’m doing a roundup of one pot meals for September for my site. I’d love to include your post in my roundup. Could I include an image from your post along with a link back and proper credit for you?


  10. I love your recipes. One thing I woildlike to see you include is number of servings.

  11. Love the recipes. Would like to know the amount of servings. Would be a big help. Keep them coming!


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